Dress Code

Dress Code 2020-2021

Although we encourage students to express themselves, it is important for students to abide by a dress code. We have a dress code policy for the following reasons:

  • A neat and tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness and respect for the students, teacher, and the art of dance. How a dancer feels will affect how they dance.
  • Teachers must be able to see the dancer’s body outline clearly in order to make proper corrections on posture, alignment, etc.

CDM Dance Dress Code

  • Hair must be properly secured and tied up off of the face and neck for all styles of dance. “Wisps” or stray hairs should be sprayed flat with hairspray. If you have difficulty making a bun, please attend our information/welcome meeting in September to learn how or ask us how in the office.
  • Jewellery must not be loose or dangling.
  • Gum chewing is not allowed due to danger of choking and to maintain respect for the class, your peers and teachers.
  • All necessary undergarments should be concealed under dancewear.
  • No loose fitting pants, blue jeans or day wear shirts, swimwear or bikini tops (they are not dance attire).
  • No costumes are allowed in class unless a dress up day is announced by the individual teacher. Costumes are permitted in classes during the week before Halloween provided the costume does not inhibit dancing.

Where to buy uniforms

VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE!  Why not order your uniform online and then have it delivered straight to your door!

If you would like to go in person to buy your uniform we recommend the following local dancewear stores. The following stores have our dress code on file. Just tell them you dance at CDM and what classes you take.


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1) Danceshoppe
50 Sheppard W, North York, ON, M2N1M2 416.225.6862

2) Toronto Dancewear Centre
1150 Sheppard W, North York
(416) 630-2292

3) Dancexperts (Eglinton & Laird) 105 Vanderhoof Ave Unit #3
Toronto, ON, M4G 2H7 416-421-8506


4) Second Skin Fashions
(Yonge & John St.)
8100 Yonge, Thornhill, ON, L4J6W6 905-731 2629

5) The Shoe Room: Recommended for Pointe Shoes
406 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6
Store: 1-800-387-0785

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My daughters (3 and 5) really enjoy their creative movement and ballet classes. The March Break camp was especially fun! The teachers are very warm, personable, and amazing at what they do. The technique taught here to the older grades looks first rate.
Barbara Pal
Diversity, acceptance and healthy body image are core values in my family. So when I walked into CDM for the first time and saw students – girls and boys – and instructors of all shapes, sizes and races, I knew this was the place for my girls. The friendships they have forged with like-minded girls are comforting to me as a parent, and the standards set by Cheryl, Roxy and the other instructors make our girls better equipped to shine in the adult world and achieve their goals.
Julie R.
This is the second year My daughter takes Ballet class in CDM. She’s having wonderful time while dancing with all those same age girls. CDM has many professional dance teachers. They pass their skills along with their different styles and same passions to our little dancers. Every Tuesday while I’m waiting in the CDM hall way, having different age dancers walking by, I can feel the happiness of dancing. I also like the CDM summer camp. It gives a great opportunity to have fun and try different dances.
Grace, Sally's mom